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Mass exodus starts ahead of Lunar New Year holidays
Updated: 2020-01-23 13:46:21 KST
Some 33 million people in South Korea are going to be on the move in the days to come to visit their families for the Lunar New Year.
Over the four-day break, the Korea Transport Institute estimates an average of 6.5 million vehicles on the roads each day.
And on Saturday, which the Lunar New Year's Day, the number will jump to 8.2 million.
That's more than double the usual amount of traffic.
Meanwhile, Incheon airport officials say they're expecting more than one million people to go through the airport during the holiday.
That's a roughly 3 percent increase from last year.
Reporter : jychoi@arirang.com